All posts tagged "Lean"

  • The Truth is a Fearful Thing
    The Truth is a Fearful Thing

    Separate the problem from the person. Easy to say. Hard to do. But absolutely necessary if the kind of robust communication upon which good leadership depends is going to happen. And it has to start at the...

    • Posted December 13, 2016
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  • Comments that Kill Productivity
    Two Comments that Kill Productivity

    I’m sure all of us have heard variations of these two comments in conference rooms and on the floors of factories. I suspect many of us flinched when we heard them. And, if you’re like me through...

    • Posted November 9, 2016
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  • "No Problem" Is A Problem
    “No Problem” Is A Problem

    So here’s a short answer to the question, "How's Lean going to make my organization more competitive?" It's going to increase the degree to which your employees are fully engaged in their work, becoming energized problem-finders and...

    • Posted October 5, 2016
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  • 5S Just Isn’t Going to Work Here
    5S Just Isn’t Going to Work Here

    A Lean transformation must first address how employees think about their work environments and work processes before Lean tools like 5S and Value Stream Mapping can be applied. Experiences targeted at the elimination of waste, and simple...

    • Posted September 20, 2016
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  • Work Can Be Play
    Work Can Be Play

    The most productive individuals in any work environment are really at play, not at work, at least as we conventionally think about work. They love the game they’re playing. It energizes them. They’re continually thinking about ways...

    • Posted August 31, 2016
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  • Lean Six Sigma Training
    Enroll Now for Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt Training, Starts Sept. 14

    Whether you are a member of a quality team, a quality manager, or desire to obtain a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt noncredit certification for your own professional development, this course is appropriate for you. Program highlights...

    • Posted August 22, 2016
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  • Extracting Fear from the Workplace
    Extracting Fear from the Workplace

    Fear is a dark angel that hovers, unacknowledged, over many workplaces. When the stigma many of us attach to the term “problem” is removed one of the key drivers of fear will have been eliminated. Taking specific...

    • Posted August 17, 2016
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  • Remembering the Customer
    Remembering the Customer

    Serve the company by serving the customer. Lean thinking and work processes can make this happen and when they do the result will be happy customers and more sales.

    • Posted July 26, 2016
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  • Amazing Power of Small Victories
    The Amazing Power of Small Victories

    Encourage employees to experience small victories, harnessing their intelligence, knowledge, and creativity to build a continuous improvement organization.

    • Posted July 13, 2016
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  • Doubt Really Messes Up Performance
    Doubt Really Messes Up Performance

    Projection and stereotyping are extremely effective and very destructive inhibitors of performance, in any work setting. It’s easy to transfer doubt and when it happens it really messes up performance. But when managers and supervisors get together...

    • Posted June 28, 2016
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